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    Jan 7, 2020:
    • The “cones” of paper return in SMA,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • Trial for moral damage: another threat to free journalism,
    • American family attacked in Tamaulipas; 13-year-old killed,
    • 50 homes sustain minor damage in 6.0 quake in Oaxaca,
    • A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico,
    • Brick & Mortar Meltdown at the Movies,
    • Ditching coal in the US is saving lives, helping crops,
    • Treadmill.

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    The “cones” of paper return in SMA
    The "cucuruchos" return to San Miguel de Allende, small or large newspaper cones to take things from the errand, such as; fruit, lentils, pet food, wheat, cinnamon, raisins, almonds, meat, etc. This after the ban on the use of single-use plastic in the "Zero Plastic" campaign .

    Mainly in the downtown area and markets you can see the newspapers that are used to make cones that will allow you to load your products, because if they give you bags, the merchants could receive a fine for violating the provision, which ranges from 5,000 to 85,000 pesos.
    The “cones” of paper return in SMA (sp).

    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho”
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    Trial for moral damage, another threat to free journalism
    For what is at stake in this process, the right of journalists from Guanajuato to conduct well-founded investigations to track the origin and destination of public resources should be carried out with the greatest possible transparency and clarity.
    The freedom to investigate public power faces a case that will set a precedent in Guanajuato.

    The lawyer Roberto Saucedo Pimentel and the journalist Arnoldo Cuéllar Ornelas have had the dubious honor of being the first protagonists of a trial for moral damage, the figure that replaced defamation of honor as a legal instrument to limit freedom of expression.
    Trial for moral damage, another threat to free journalism (sp).

    American family attacked in Tamaulipas; 13-year-old killed
    An attack on an American family in Tamaulipas left a 13-year-old boy dead and three other family members wounded on Saturday night.

    Bound for Oklahoma, the family was returning from spending the holidays in San Luis Potosí when armed men traveling in two vehicles ordered them to stop in the town of Ciudad Mier, near the border with Texas.

    The family, which was also traveling in two vehicles, refused to stop for the attackers, who then rammed the victims’ cars to force them to stop. The gunmen opened fire, killing the child and wounding two adults and a 10-year-old boy.
    American family attacked in Tamaulipas; 13-year-old killed.
    See also: American family attacked in Mexico just south of Texas; 13-year-old killed.

    50 homes sustain minor damage in 6.0 quake in Oaxaca
    Civil Protection agency chief Wilbert Cabrera reported cracks in walls and broken windows in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec town.

    The municipal government building, the health clinic, the market and the old train station were also damaged. Over 100 years old, the government building was already damaged by the 8.2-magnitude quake that struck the region in September 2017.
    50 homes sustain minor damage in 6.0 quake in Oaxaca.
    See also: El Universal (sp).

    A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico a day after another quake rocked the island
    A 6.4 magnitude earthquake and several other strong tremors rocked Puerto Rico Tuesday morning, just one day after a 5.8 magnitude quake shook the island, according to the US Geological Survey.

    Power outages and damage to homes and buildings were reported near the island's southern coast, though the extent wasn't immediately clear.
    A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico a day after another quake rocked the island.

    Brick & Mortar Meltdown at the Movies: Neither Extra-Comfy Chairs Nor Bars Can Reverse the Trend
    Ticket sales plunged 31% per person on average since 2002. You can raise ticket prices only so much before the strategy backfires.

    There are many ways to watch movies these days without having to go to a brick-and-mortar movie theater. And it shows. Despite population growth and all the efforts by movie theaters to stay relevant – such as offering extra-comfy chairs and adding bars and allowing people to bring those drinks into the theater – ticket sales continue to zig-zag lower. It seems nothing is working to stem the long-term decline.

    Movie ticket sales fell 5.2% in 2019 to 1.244 billion tickets, according to movie data provider The Numbers. This is a 21% plunge from the peak in 2002, when 1.58 billion tickets were sold, and a 14% drop from 20 years ago in 1999, and just a hair above where ticket sales had been in 1995 ...
    Brick & Mortar Meltdown at the Movies: Neither Extra-Comfy Chairs Nor Bars Can Reverse the Trend.

    Ditching coal in the US is saving lives, helping crops
    Burney found that "these lower aerosol and ozone concentrations conferred near-immediate benefits to health and crop productivity." All cause mortality in the counties closest to the closed plant dropped by a percent, with the elderly being the largest beneficiaries. All told, the data suggests that about 27,000 premature deaths were avoided between 2005 and 2016. The confidence intervals are wide, ranging from 2,700 to 50,000, but the numbers go up if a wider radius around the plant is used. The effects on crops were even more dramatic. Nearby corn and soybean yields went up by over five percent; wheat yields rose by four percent.

    Translating those numbers to apply to the remaining coal plants, Burney found that even for the conservative 25km estimate, they caused about 330,000 premature deaths and a loss of 10 billion bushels of crops over the decade she studied. For reference, she notes that the crop loss is roughly equivalent to a half-year's production; it's also equivalent to five percent of the total US harvests over that decade.
    Ditching coal in the US is saving lives, helping crops.

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